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Book Project

The book project represents another positive initiative coordinated by the Children’s Rights Unit and it is aimed at promoting children’s right on the African continent. The project commenced in 2014 and is in the process of being finalized. The study focusses on the causal link between the reporting mechanism under the UN and the African human rights systems, and the realization of children’s rights in Africa. Seventeen African countries from all five regions of the continent have been scrutinized for the purpose of this study and the country reports resulting from this exercise were amalgamated into five sub-regional chapters. The project benefits as well from a number of theoretical chapters focusing on relevant children’s rights matters. The study analyses trends in data collected, extent of implementation of concluding recommendations issued by treaty bodies, progress made in the concrete realisation of the rights and welfare of children, factors that facilitated implementation as well as potential challenges. The research study also indicates concrete recommendations with the view to improving the realities of children on the African continent. In terms of methodological tools, the researchers combined the desk review approach with interviews of relevant stakeholders in those particular state parties. The findings of this study will be published in a book format (titled: Children’s rights in Africa: An assessment of the status of children’s rights through State Party reports) by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) during the course of this year. The CHR gratefully acknowledges Plan International and the Norwegian Embassy as the donors of this project.

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Book Project

The book project represents another positive initiative coordinated by the Children’s Rights Unit and it is aimed at promoting children’s right on the African continent. The project commenced in 2014 and is in the process of being finalized. The study focusses on the causal link between the reporting mechanism under the UN and the African human rights systems, and the realization of children’s rights in Africa. Seventeen African countries from all five regions of the continent have been scrutinized for the purpose of this study and the country reports resulting from this exercise were amalgamated into five sub-regional chapters. The project benefits as well from a number of theoretical chapters focusing on relevant children’s rights matters. The study analyses trends in data collected, extent of implementation of concluding recommendations issued by treaty bodies, progress made in the concrete realisation of the rights and welfare of children, factors that facilitated implementation as well as potential challenges. The research study also indicates concrete recommendations with the view to improving the realities of children on the African continent. In terms of methodological tools, the researchers combined the desk review approach with interviews of relevant stakeholders in those particular state parties. The findings of this study will be published in a book format (titled: Children’s rights in Africa: An assessment of the status of children’s rights through State Party reports) by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) during the course of this year. The CHR gratefully acknowledges Plan International and the Norwegian Embassy as the donors of this project.